Starting a keto diet doesn’t mean giving up tasty food. If you love pork, you’ll be happy to know there are many ways to enjoy it while keeping your carb intake low. I’ve got 13 yummy recipes to show you that you can still enjoy the deliciousness of pork on a keto diet.
Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
Kick off your keto pork adventure with a classic favorite. Fill jalapeño halves with cream cheese, wrap them in crispy bacon, and bake until perfection. These poppers are the ideal combination of spicy, creamy, and savory.
Pork Rind Crusted Pork Chops
Ditch the breadcrumbs and coat your pork chops in crushed pork rinds for a crunchy, keto-approved alternative. The result is a golden brown crust that adds a satisfying texture to your favorite cut of meat.
Garlic Parmesan Pork Tenderloin
Create an elegant and flavorful dish by rubbing pork tenderloin with garlic, parmesan, and herbs before roasting. This low-carb option is perfect for a fancy dinner without compromising your keto goals.
Carnitas Lettuce Wraps
Enjoy the rich flavors of carnitas without the carbs by using lettuce leaves as wraps. Top it with your favorite keto-friendly salsa and guacamole for a fresh and satisfying meal.
Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs
Elevate traditional meatballs (and yes, you can ground pork for these) by wrapping them in bacon and baking them until crispy. Add a generous amount of cheese for a gooey, indulgent twist that will leave you craving more. Just make sure to make your meatballs without breadcrumbs.
Pork and Cabbage Stir-Fry
Whip up a quick and easy stir-fry by combining thinly sliced pork with cabbage, broccoli, and your favorite low-carb veggies—season with soy sauce, garlic, and ginger for an Asian-inspired keto delight.
Spicy Pork Rind Nachos
Satisfy your nacho cravings by replacing traditional chips with pork rinds. Top with spicy ground pork melted cheese, and your favorite keto-friendly toppings for a crunchy, flavor-packed snack.
Creamy Dijon Mustard Pork Loin
Coat a pork loin with a creamy Dijon mustard sauce and bake until tender. This recipe offers a burst of tangy and savory flavors that will make it a household favorite.
Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps
Slow-cook pork shoulder until it’s fork-tender, then shred it and serve in lettuce wraps. Top with avocado, sour cream, and a sprinkle of cheese for a satisfying and low-carb twist on pulled pork.
Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
Start your day right with a hearty breakfast casserole. Combine sausage, eggs, cheese, and veggies in a baking dish for a delicious and convenient keto-friendly morning meal.
Pork Belly Bites with Sriracha Mayo
Roast pork belly until crispy, then serve with a spicy Sriracha mayo for a delightful combination of crunch and heat. These bites make for a satisfying appetizer or snack.
Zucchini Noodles with Pork Bolognese
Replace traditional pasta with zucchini noodles in this keto-friendly take on pork bolognese. Simmer ground pork with tomatoes, herbs, and spices for a comforting and low-carb twist on a classic.
With these 13 creative and keto-friendly pork recipes, you can indulge in the delicious flavors of pork while staying true to your low-carb lifestyle.
From crispy bacon-wrapped favorites to savory pork loin dishes, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy this versatile protein on your ketogenic journey. So, fire up your kitchen and savor the mouthwatering goodness of pork without compromising your carb count.
Mixed Green Salad With Warm Goat Cheese Croutons
Need a healthy side dish? Look no further than this lovely mixed greens salad with yummy warm goat cheese croutons.
Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers
Your whole family will love these mini stuffed peppers. Better make lots! They’ll go quickly.
This simple yet delicious keto side dish comes together quickly so it is perfect for mid-week meals. It pairs perfectly with my Sous Vide Strip Steak recipe along with pan-seared chicken breasts or bone-in pork chops.
Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
This is the absolute best mashed cauliflower recipe ever, and it pairs perfectly with any meat dish. You won’t even miss potatoes! I promise.
Apple Butternut Squash Casserole With Bacon Pecan Topping
I’m not drooling, you’re drooling. You will make this time and time again. So many flavors. Yum!